Cornell offers families the following payment options to cover the remainder of Cornell's costs after your financial assistance has been applied.

Semi-annual Payment

Payments are due in August and December for each semester. No fees or interest.

Monthly payment plan

There is a 5 month payment plan available each semester. Monthly payments for first semester begin on August 1 and are due the first of each month through December 1. Second semester payments begin on January 1 and are due the first of each month through May 1.  The cost of the plan is $50 per semester.

Parent PLUS loan

Parents may borrow a Federal Parent PLUS loan to pay the balance due the college.

Private loans

Parents or students may borrow the remainder of Cornell costs with low interest loans through a private loan from one of our preferred lenders.

International students

International students must have their first semester bill paid in full by August 1 each year and their second semester bill paid in full by December 20 each year.  There are no other payment plan options available for International students. 

Learn more

For more information about payment plans, please contact Student Accounts in Business Services, at 319-895-4593 or email